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2013 Team Outlook: New Orleans Saints

A fantasy football preview of the New Orleans Saints this season. Profiled players include Drew Brees, Luke McCown, Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles, and Pierre Thomas.

Marques Colston has been one of the most steady fantasy wide receivers since entering the league in 2006. Colston has amassed at least 1000 yards and seven touchdowns in each of the last four seasons, and should have no problem reaching those numbers again this season. Colston is unlikely to improve too much this season, but if you are looking for a solid producer, Colston is a safe pick in fantasy leagues.

Second year wide receiver Nick Toon is unlikely to have any fantasy value this season. Toon missed his entire rookie season with an injury, and while he will be healthy this season, has too many players in front of him on the depth chart to make much of an impact.

Lance Moore will enter the 2013 season as the Saints' number two wide receiver. Moore is coming off the best season of his career, topping 1000 yards for the first time. Moore can be expected to put up similar numbers this season, as even with Sean Payton's decree that the running game will increase, the passing game will still be the best option to move the chains for the Saints. Fantasy owners should view Moore as a quality backup this season. To read more on Lance Moore, check out this article by Matt De Lima, http://www.fftoolbox.com/football/article.cfm?article_id=1384&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FantasyFootballToolbox+%28Fantasy+Football+Toolbox%29&utm_content=FeedBurner

Joe Morgan could be a bottom of the roster fantasy wide receiver this season. Morgan will enter the pre-season as the Saints' number three wide receiver, but with Jimmy Graham, Darren Sproles, Marques Colston, and Lance Moore ahead of him in the pecking order, it will be tough for Morgan to make much of an impact. Morgan would need an injury to jump up into fantasy consideration.

Despite a dip in receptions, yards, and touchdowns in 2012, Jimmy Graham will enter the 2013 fantasy season as the top tight end of the draft Graham is a physical freak and if he comes into the year fully healthy, should improve on his numbers from last season. Fantasy owners should have no reservations drafting Graham as the top tight end this season and in PPR leagues there's a case to be made for taking him in the latter part of the first round. With Gronkowski still scaring off fantasy owners this season, the fact that he'll likely outscore every other tight end by a significant margin gives you a point edge at the tight end position that's hard to ignore.

Ben Watson signed with the Saints as a free agent this off-season. Watson is coming off a solid season, but will see a decrease in production as a backup in New Orleans. The only way Watson will be relevant in fantasy leagues is if Jimmy Graham were to go down with a long-term injury.